Strongwell

Large pultruder of fiber-reinforced structural composites. Products include grating, handrail, structural shapes and plate, building panel systems and planking/decking systems.

400 Commonwealth Ave.
Bristol, VA 24201 US

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Serving pultrusion customers in the digital age
Thanks to composites and robust engineering design, the life expectancy of two FRP footbridges in Scotland is expected to be more than 60 years.

Rail line landmark restoration via pultrusion
Composites’ corrosion resistance ensures preservation.  

Pultrusions growing in construction: new EPTA report
There’s a new report out from EPTA (European Pultrusion Technology Assn., Frankfurt am Main, Germany) that discusses new trends for pultrusion in building and construction.

Carbon fiber-strengthened steel beam shows 76% increase in load capacity vs. unreinforced steel

Superbeam: Steel and carbon fiber work together to revolutionize structural elements
New approach to CFRP-strengthened steel beams increases load capacity by >75%, enabling dramatic downsizing while maintaining traditional bolted and welded attachments.

People on the move: July 2017 
Here is this month’s people on the move news in the composites industry.

Composites bridge the gap in an historic nature trail
Partially pre-assembled pultruded parts helicoptered in for quick, nature-sensitive assembly.

In praise of technical service reps
Tech service representatives: without them, molding trials fail and manufacturing issues go unresolved.

IACMI unveils nine-meter wind turbine blade
A large team of 11 industrial partners provided materials and on-site fabrication support for blade component manufacturing and assembly.

Composite driveshafts in production vehicles
Perennially appealing to auto racing and supercar enthusiasts, the composite driveshaft, for a time, also found use, from 1980 though the early 2000s, on a few production cars and vans as well.

CAMX 2016 Show Report
The 3rd annual joint ACMA/SAMPE-sponsored trade event comes to Anaheim with an exhibition and conference program attractive to professionals across the composites world.

Pultrusion, 3D printing, automation and SMC are ACE winners
ACMA's Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) announced at CAMX 2016 in Anaheim, California, last week.

Pultrusions provide composite thermal break
Army hospital combats Alaskan cold with FRP shapes/fasteners.

The markets: Construction (2017)
In 2009, the International Building Code’s new Subsection 12 approved the use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites as alternatives for conventional materials used in commercial building envelopes. In 2016, composites advocates saw additional evidence that those alternatives could be realized cost-effectively.

How have composite bridges measured up?
The latest US highway bill includes a provision to assess performance of composite bridges built years ago, bridges that CW wrote about.

CAMX 2015: More green, more customization, more growth
CAMX, the second year, was in interesting event, marked by a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of innovation and many new products.

Strongwell adds rapid prototyping capability
The pultrusion specialist has added a Makerbot Replicator Z18 3D to speed prototyping and help bring products to market faster.

Strongwell and Fibratore sign exclusive licensing and technology agreement
This agreement will benefit both companies through expanded engineering, manufacturing and distribution capabilities in the Central and South American region where Fibratore operates.

CFRP camera boom enables safe spill inspection
NONA Composites’ 32m REACH structure meets tight remediation schedule at DoE radioactive waste storage site.

The markets: Corrosion-resistant applictions (2015)
The annual cost of metallic corrosion worldwide is staggering. Inherently corrosion-resistant, composites are ideally suited to replace metals.

ACMA releases new standard
A new Fiberglass Grating Manual Standard is available from ACMA and promises to expand markets for grating products.

Product Categories of Strongwell

Fabricating services
  • Thermoset materials
    • Coating and painting
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Hand layup
    • Pultrusion
Composite Structures & Components
  • Armor, composite
  • Carbon/carbon composites
  • Infrastructure, composite
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Laminate sheets, solid
  • Profiles
  • Rods
  • Tubes
  • Other composite structures